Robert Moylan works masterfully in gouache. His panoramic landscapes are brightly colored celebrations of the rural beauty of Rensselaer and Washington counties in New York. [Read more…]
Mikel Wintermantel is an artist schooled in tradition and raised in a modern world. He has been able to cross the advancement in modern materials and tools with his deep respect for old world methods. Through years of exploration his method and materials have become almost transparent in the creation process.
William McCarthy works on wood board, paper and canvas using several layers of gesso before priming the surface with cadmium red base, a quick sketch using charcoal is used to lay out the design, then the paint is applied. He works in layers using thinned down oil color, building on these layers with glazing techniques the colors are adjusted and brought up to completion before final coats of varnish are applied.
Operating out of her home in Saratoga Springs, NY, Nancy Magnell specializes in the art of reverse glass painting. Very few people in the country practice this form, and even fewer use it to paint landscapes. Working initially on canvas, landscape painting has been Magnell’s specialty since her 20s, when she replicated the works of Hudson River artists.
Valerie Craig has drawn and painted nearly all her life. Her oil and watercolor paintings are suffused with soft light and convey a sensitive approach. Craig’s subject matter is varied and includes still-life, landscapes and street scenes. Valerie Craig has had more than twenty years in the field to date. [Read more…]
Drawing, painting and ceramics form the artistic base for Troy, NY native, Wendy Williams. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Ms Williams began exhibiting across the Northeast United States beginning at the Cutler-Stavaridis Gallery in Boston, MA and has been the recipient of several grants through the years, including the Elizabeth Foundation and Yaddo. [Read more…]
Allen Grindle received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine at Portland-Gorham in 1973 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. After graduating college, he received his Master of Arts (studio art) from the State University of New York in Albany, New York in 1978. Over the years Allen Grindle has produced many works of art including sculptures, black and white prints, and paintings. [Read more…]
Constance Kheel’s abstract paintings celebrate the interaction between drawing and color, juxtaposing the controlled discipline of geometrics with the spontaneity of poured colors. At the same time, the heavy texture of Kheel’swork focuses on the materiality of painting. Primary shapes, such as circles and squares, emerge and retreat and expand and contract like astral objects in infinite.
“In my teens, i met a sculptor who lived in my neighborhood on long island. john terken became my teacher and mentor for the next 10 years.
He taught me about the classical representation of the human form, how the body measured eight heads, how it was divided into hundreds of individual convex forms, how to use the measurements of those forms to create the total human figure. Contemplating these forms in isolation inspired the piece “NOSE”. It is a construction of familiar body parts in unfamiliar relationships that I hope inspires the viewer to contemplate them in new ways, just as I had.
A similar fascination inspired the piece “POPCORN”. I began studying each piece of popcorn before eating it, fascinated by how the simple kernels exploded into random shapes. For my sculpture, I selected a piece of popcorn that could stand on any side and thereby enable the viewer to see those shapes in multiple ways.
I created the piece “HEAR ME!” to get someone’s attention. I sent them a sculpture of my ear in a box in the hope they would call me, listen to my ideas, and hear what I had to say. The box was from a store my wife frequented and was the perfect size.
John Terken taught me how to see art and appreciate the innumerable ways of seeing. With my sculptures, I hope I can inspire that experience of seeing in others and honor John and the lessons he taught me.”
David Eddy creates semi-abstract figurative paintings, full of raw energy and emotion, exhibiting a sophistication of color, marks, and composition. There is an obvious and seductive physicality in the process, with a complexity of texture and line. The artist’s interest in exploring the relationship between abstraction and figuration is evident in each of his paintings, offering a very unique, very personal vision.